The Polynesian Connection: Must Visit Places in New Zealand

With a distinct cultural characteristic, New Zealand has a lot to offer to travelers and adventurers who want to have a different experience when it comes to travel. New Zealand is teeming with wildlife and nature that it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. To get you started here is a short list of must try places to visit when you come to New Zealand.

  • Abel Tasman National Park

A nature lover’s paradise, this national park offers a memorable hike for those who enjoy a good trek. Placed against a backdrop of beautiful scenery, visitors can also enjoy opportunities to skin dive and see various wildlife. Best when visited with family.

Photo credit: Flickr- Andrea Schaffer
Photo credit: Flickr- Andrea Schaffer
  • The Coromandel Peninsula

In line with the picturesque nature scenery of the Abel Tasman National Park, Coromandel features scenic beaches as well as forestry that is sure to excite any nature lover as well as casual tourists.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Queenstown

Queenstown offers various activities that will keep anyone busy for a day or two. From white water rafting to other water sports to enjoying the scenery of the lake and mountain sides, Queenstown will be your go to place whenever you visit New Zealand.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Milford Sound (Fiordland National Park)

A beauty to behold, Fiordland National Park offers a variety of awe-inspiring scenery from rain forests to coastal views. Tourists are more than encouraged to visit the Fiords to fully enjoy what New Zealand has to offer.

Photo credit: Flickr- Brian Powers
Photo credit: Flickr- Brian Powers
  • Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park has so many things to offer in terms of experiences as well as scenery. From breathtaking volcanoes to scenic lakes and plateaus, Tongariro represents the raw beauty of what New Zealand has to offer.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Visiting Australia: Sydney Start up

No visit in Australia is ever complete without a visit to New South Wales, Sydney.  The city is a mix of both culture and excitement as it offers various things that is sure to enchant and invite new tourists and adventure seekers alike. These are but a few of the sights and sounds that Sydney has to offer.

  • The Sydney Opera House

What seems to be the world-known image for Australia, the Sydney Opera House is an iconic staple in the canvass that is the Sydney Harbour. Make sure to check the various tours that are offered to fully appreciate this architectural wonder.

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Photo credit: Pixabay- skeeze
  • Royal Botanic Gardens

Enjoy tranquility and serenity amidst the buzzing metropolis that is the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Gardens is a home to various collections of herbs, foliage, as well as flowers and succulents. After a long and relaxing walk, tourists can relax and unwind in the cafes or enjoy a lovely picnic with a wonderful view.

Photo credit: Flickr- David Berkowitz
Photo credit: Flickr- David Berkowitz
  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales

From contemporary and classical works by European artists as well as Asian creations to traditional Aboriginal works, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has a vast collection that caters to museum goers as well as tourists looking to see the culture that Sydney has to offer.

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Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • The Rocks

This suburban area has a historic feel that makes it popular among tourists. There are numerous offerings within this area such as weekend markets, pubs, museums, as well as art galleries that’s sure to pique the interests of new comers and tourists visiting Sydney for the first time.

Photo credit: Flickr- Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams
Photo credit: Flickr- Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams
  • Bondi Beach

To top off the list is Bondi Beach. No trip to Sydney is ever complete without going to its pristine beaches. Bondi Beach offers the essentials for a perfect surfing beach. Excellent waves, cafes, and a laid back vibe make Bondi Beach a must go for all you surfing junkies out there.

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Photo credit: Flickr- karlnorling